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Frequently asked questions

For Companies

How much it cost to post my jobs on Prospect?

Nothing. It’s completely free to post on Prospect, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

How do I post my jobs to the job board?

Guess what? You never have to re-post a single job to this site. Prospect’s job board is powered by an aggregation software that pulls your job listings directly from your existing career page, wherever it is on the internet.

Keep your career page up to date and we will do the rest.

How often do you update my job listings?

The frequency at which we pull your listings depends on where you’ve posted your jobs. Most of the common ATS systems will refresh postings every day. If the career page on your site is not an ATS (it's a native part of your site), our system may have trouble syncing data from it if the page structure and code aren’t consistent.

How do I log in to make edits to my profile?

There is no backend or login for profile owners (yet). If you'd like to make changes to your existing profile, including a new logo, description, and career page link, fill out this form.

What happens if I change my career page provider or URL?

If you decide to switch ATS systems, launch a new site, or change your career page link, please let us know by filling out this form or contact us directly. Otherwise, your profile will become inactive and your jobs won’t be listed.

Does Prospect integrate with my ATS system?

Sadly, no. But it doesn’t matter very much. If a candidate clicks on a job at your company on Prospect, they are automatically redirected to the listing on your site and can apply directly from there. If/when we do start tracking candidate info or connecting to ATS systems, we will let you know.

Do you track candidate data?

We don't track any candidate data (yet). If an applicant is interested in a job at your company that is posted on Prospect, they will be redirected to the posting on your career page and can apply directly from there.

If a job posting has been removed from my career page but it’s still appearing on the job board, what do I do?

Old listings may take a few days to come down. Our system scrapes on a regular basis, but it isn't minute-by-minute. The frequency at which we update your page depends on the type of ATS system or code you're using. If you see old listings on your page, don't worry. They will come down within a few days.

Why is Prospect a non-profit organization?

The hiring market is dominated by job board solutions that make money on a pay-per-post model. Companies must choose where to promote their open roles and, as a result, job postings end up spread across the internet. This makes it difficult for great talent to find the various opportunities available to them and apply for the right gig.

Canada’s innovation economy is facing a massive talent shortage. We have a rapidly growing demand for workers and not enough talent to fill the gaps, which is often forcing early-stage companies to scale back when they should be scaling up.

Prospect’s mission is to increase accessibility between Canadian tech startups and the world’s skilled workers, by centralizing all of the opportunities in one place.

For Job Seekers

Is Prospect free for job seekers?

Yes. Prospect is free and open to any job seekers, no login or registration necessary.

How do I apply for a job that’s listed on Prospect?

You can apply to any job on Prospect by clicking the “Read More” button next to the job title. This will take you directly to the job posting’s home on the company career page, where you can read more and apply directly to the role.

Is it possible to switch languages on the job board?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to switch the primary language of the job board. This is a feature we’ve flagged to our software provider and we hope it will be available in the future!

I clicked on a job but it no longer exists. Why did this happen?

Prospect’s job board is powered by an aggregator that regularly scrapes websites for new information. The aggregator updates and adds new info on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis based on the type of system (or code) a company uses to power the career page.

Old listings on pages scraped less frequently may take a few days to come down. We apologize for the inconvenience, especially if you got excited about the role!

Can I save my filtered search for later?

There’s no feature for saving a search within the job board. However, we have a quick trick to solve this problem!

If you’ve been using the filters to narrow down your search, the website link or URL generated from your search will remain the same.

To make it work, plug in all your search criteria, such as the location, job function, or company size, and generate the results. Once you’ve got your requirements in place, copy the URL link in your browser bar and save it as a bookmark. By using this custom URL, you can return to your search anytime you’d like!

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